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KIDS corner

Carol Peters
With over 30 years experience in art education , Carol is an award winning artist , actress , executive producer and star of “ Carol on Creativity ” Named 2021 Poppy Jasper International Film Festival ’ s Art Icon . Her passion is to bring art alive for young and young at heart . Contact Carol at : caroljp @ garlic . com

Robert cut off the sides and used the bottom of the plastic basket that strawberries come in to stipple through . Anything that has holes will work and create texture , such as illustration board , canvas or any stiff surface

STIPPLING TO CREATE BACKGROUND TEXTURE 1 . Put three values ( light , medium and dark of one color , onto a paper plate palette . 2 . Put the strawberry basket grid on top of the illustration board . 3 . Dab stippling brush into each of the values of color on the palette and wipe off excess ; the brush needs to be semi dry . 4 . Tap on the strawberry stencil lightly — do not overdo it ; you want to see the various shades of color .
5 . Lift off the stencil and let it dry . You can outline with a marker if you want . You now have a great background to glue on a favorite image . This may be something you have drawn on another paper with a marker and colored in and cut out . Robert drew a cat , painted it , cut it out , and glued it on the background . The possibilities are endless .
STIPPLING TO CREATE A BACKGROUND TEXTURE - # 3 ( ABOVE ): Lift off the stencil to reveal the brick pattern . # 4 ( BELOW LEFT ): Select something you have drawn and cut out . BELOW RIGHT : Robert Shields in Golden Gate Park , San Francisco 1972 . # 5 ( BOTTOM ): Glue on your cut out drawing . You have a masterpiece !
STIPPLING TO CREATE A BACKGROUND TEXTURE - # 1 ( ABOVE ): Put stencil on top of the illustration board . Use a stiff stippling brush . # 2 ( BELOW ): Apply paint to stippling brush and gently tap acrylic onto stencil .
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